This is music of gravitas and an altogether worthier effort than Mystical Adventures and Cosmic Messenger, two lightweight Ponty albums which, much to my bewilderment, often attract rave reviews. Imaginary Voyage is early JLP at its best, with the four-part title track the highlight. Extended tracks like this might not be fashionable nowadays, but this is an indictment of the record-buying public rather than Ponty and his ilk. The only substandard piece is 'New Country', which, as its name suggests, tips its hat to Nashville and its frivolous musical output, and prevents me from deeming the album a classic.
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